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Pediatric Complex Pain Physician - BC Children's Hospital/Pain360 Program/University of British Columbia

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Pediatric Complex Pain Physician
BC Children's Hospital/Pain360 Program
University of British Columbia
Two Part-Time Positions at (0.6 FTE)
Start Date: July 2024 (negotiable)
Vancouver, BCAn outstanding opportunity is available to join the Pain360 program at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia in the Complex Pain Service (CPS). The CPS serves pediatric and adolescent patients with chronic or complex pain, and/or persisting pain that significantly impairs function. The CPS team provides patient and family-centred care with a focus on goal setting, symptom reduction and functional improvement. We emphasize a shared care model that engages families, children & youth, and their community providers in building community capacity to assess and manage complex pain and support integrated pathways back to the community where children live.

CPS offers multidisciplinary assessments and management via a combination of clinical services ranging from outpatient clinics and inpatient referrals for a broad range of complex pain conditions associated with known and unknown origins in neurotypical children and youth, those with co-occurring mental health disorders, substance use disorders and those with developmental disorders including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and other complex genetic-metabolic neurodevelopmental disorders. Experience and comfort with social pediatrics and adolescent medicine is a valued asset for this position.

The CPS team aims to collaborate with community services as well as hospital sub-speciality providers to augment and optimize pain care. Out-patient services offer short term treatments and referral to specific treatment groups; Depending on the individual's experience the work will be within the scope of services provided by the CPS.

The CPS is a collaborative and passionate multi-disciplinary team with currently 2 physicians, 1 nurse practitioner, 2 psychologists, 2 nurse-clinicians,1 physiotherapist, I pharmacist and administrative assistants. The CPS work closely with the Acute Pain Service, Sunny Hill Health centre, Psychiatry, and adolescent medicine to support a wide range of pain care needs. The Comfort Ability program, the use of myoactivation and future development of an integrative medicine program are examples of some the dynamic work within the service.

The successful candidate will work within a program management model (Pain360) with excellent inter-professional collaborative opportunities and provide medical expertise to support pain care as well as involvement in resident and fellow education and training.


The successful candidate will have a fellowship in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and subspecialty training and certification or equivalent training within another country. The successful candidate must be eligible to obtain a specialist's license to practice medicine in British Columbia. This candidate will have or will be recommended for a clinical faculty appointment to the Department of Pediatrics Division of Developmental Pediatrics, University of British Columbia. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is negotiable.


Applications including your most current CV; letter of interest; and names, academic rank, and contact information of four referees (including one from your current employer), will be accepted until the position is filled and should be directed to:

Randa Ridgway MBBCH, FRCA, FRCPC
Medical Director for Pain360
Acute Pain Service Lead
Pediatric Anesthesiologist, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC

c/o Nancy Gulia, Administrative Assistant Email:

About Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH and SHHC are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada's third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.

UBC and BCCH hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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